May 2019: Mental Health Awareness
& Teacher/Provider Appreciation Days!

National Mental Health Awareness Month was started by the Mental Health America organization, then known as the National Association for Mental Health, with a purpose to raise awareness and educate the public about: mental illnesses ... the realities of living with these conditions; and strategies for attaining mental health and wellness. Additionally, Mental Health Awareness Month strives to reduce the stigma (negative attitudes and misconceptions) that surrounds mental illnesses. The month came about by presidential proclamation.*





Local grief counseling and mental health resources:

Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County
Helpline 561.801.4357 


NAMI Palm Beach County
(National Alliance on Mental Illness)



Children's Behavioral Health Collaborative 



The Children's Healing Institute


211 HelpLine
Call 2-1-1 or text TXT211 (898211)




Provider Appreciation Day 2019 Contest Winners!

The Friday before Mother's Day (Friday, May 10, 2019) was Provider Appreciation Day, a special day to recognize teachers, school-age program staff, child care center directors and staff, and all those who work with children and are responsible for their education and care. The Coalition would like to personally thank each and every one of our child care providers for making a commitment to serve our community. Thank you for investing in our children on a daily basis ensuring they are safe and well cared for.


We were excited to be able to offer a special opportunity for our child care providers this year. By participating, their facility had the opportunity to be recognized for their submitted response and won a FREE field trip for a group of children enrolled at their facility. Winners were selected by random drawing during the closing ceremony of our 2nd Annual Early Childhood Educators Conference: Ready, Set, Learn! on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

Thank you to all the child care providers who participated in this year's Provider Appreciation Day Contest.


Two Groups of Up To 40 Children won FREE ADMISSION to South Florida Science Center & Aquarium
Lutheran Services of Florida (LSF)
Boca Raton Christian School


Two Groups of Up To 25 Children won FREE ADMISSION to Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society
Kingswood Academy
Florence Fuller Child Development Center


One Group of Up To 10 Children won FREE ADMISSION (including Shoe Rental) to STRIKES Bowling at Boca Raton
Bluebird Preschool


For additional community resources, contact our Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) team at 561-514-3300.


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Parents: (561) 514-3300

Providers/Administrative: (561) 214-8000
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Accessibility Statement

Special Notice: If you require Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations to participate in any ELCPBC event or activity, please notify Christie Young, Single Point of Contact, by phone at 561-214-7424 or by email at christie.young@elcpalmbeach.org within at least seven (7) days of the event.  Accommodations will be provided at no extra charge.